An anti-racism campaigner claims he has been prevented from speaking at a National Union of Students event following accusations that he holds "Islamophobic" views.

Nick Lowles, the Hope Not Hate director, said it was absurd that the NUS Black Students' campaign opposed an invitation to him to speak at an anti-racism event.

Under the heading "ultra-left lunacy", Lowles wrote on his Facebook profile: "So, it seems that NUS Black Students are opposing a plan to invite me to speak on an anti-racism platform because I'm 'Islamophobic'.

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